Lacey S.T.E.M. Fair Explores the Future on May 4

first_imgFacebook350Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of Lacey Parks & RecreationLaceys’ annual S.T.E.M. Fair always focuses on science, technology, and the future but the 2019 date will bring even more as May 4 ties in with Star Wars and May the 4th be with you!  “When we realized the date for this year’s event we immediately began working on adding some Star Wars to the event.” states Jeannette Sieler, Recreation Supervisor with the City of Lacey.  “Attendees will be able to visit with droids and other Star Wars characters, pose for pictures, and take a look at the inner workings of these droids built by the Pacific Northwest R2builders club.”  Also this year kids can explore the Mobile Ed STEAM Museum offering hands on activities that will allow all ages to learn while having fun, which is a major goal of the Lacey STEM Fair.  “The STEAM Museum is a national traveling exhibit, we were lucky that they were in the area during this event as it will be an exciting addition!” says Sieler, “They will be set up in the Hub at Lacey (next to Ricardo’s) since their displays needed to be indoors, their placement there will expand the event beyond Huntamer Park.” The Museum of Flight will also be at the event with their Robot Garage!S.T.E.M. Fair began in 2014, evolving out of the Lacey Alternative Energy Fair, an event that focused on the electric car rally with student builders and drivers.  As Alternative fuel and energy sources became more mainstream, it made sense to move forward with something else the students were working on, which was competitive robotics.  STEM learning is essential today and the Lacey S.T.E.M. Fair allows local area students a chance to showcase what there are learning and bringing in businesses that can share STEM careers. Middle school and high school students take the stage to demonstrate their programing and construction as they run their robots through their paces.  In addition, students also are at various booths around the event sharing one on one with the public their various STEM projects.This multifaceted event brings the community together to explore, share, and learn from all angles, applying, discovering, and playing with all things STEM, plus adding A for Arts.  The event runs 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is free to attend! Visit more info!Lacey S.T.E.M. FairSaturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.FREEHuntamer Park, 618 Woodland Sq Lp SE, Laceylast_img

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